The Kansas-Kansas State game is in the Kings Daily Fantasy Sports Draft pool for men’s college basketball as Big 12 play continues Tuesday.
This season, when Big 12 games are in the Draft Kings pool, I’ll give my recommendations based on the lineup I’m playing that day.
In this case, since this is a specific game only for Kansas and Kansas State, the recommendations are for a six-player team, with one pick, the captain, getting 1.5 times the fantasy points. The salary cap is $50,000.
The goal is to compile a full lineup of the Big 12. With two teams and six slots, we can do just that.
Here’s Tuesday’s lineup/advice:
F Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State ($13,800)
When these two teams first played, Kansas State guard Markquis Nowell was the most expensive player. He was coming off that huge stretch to start the Big 12 game. I got Wilson, which was $2,000 cheaper. Now, Kansas forward Jalen Wilson has the top figure.
I will use the same strategy I used last time. Johnson is about $2,000 cheaper in the bounds space. Also, he’s got a lot of momentum coming into that. It’s not that Wilson doesn’t. But you’re looking to maximize the bonus, and coupled with Johnson’s consistent scoring, he’s had at least 10 rebounds in each of his last three games.
Everyone at the last meeting benefited from overtime. I don’t think Tuesday’s match will go into extra time. But I think Johnson will thrive in the street environment and put together one of his best games of the season.
Hey, it worked when I got Wilson a few weeks ago.
With Johnson off the board, I’ll get two more Wildcats and three Jayhawks.
The remaining five
Kansas: G Gradey Dick ($8,000), F KJ Adams ($6,600), G DaJuan Harris Jr. ($6,400)
Kansas State: G Markquis Nowell ($10,000), F David N’Guessan ($4,400)
It is important to note that once the captain selection is made, the salary cap number changes for each player. So Wilson’s max limit came down, but I haven’t been able to get it to work yet. So I loaded three players which should be good options on Tuesday.
Dick had his struggles in the first fight, but still finished with nearly 38 fantasy points. I think he’s more comfortable at home and could have a similar game.
Adams has nearly 25 fantasy points against Kansas State, but then had a couple games short of 27.5 fantasy points against Kentucky. As with most Kansas players, he’s having a bit of an upturn.
Harris won’t score many points, so the key is that he can give you everything else, especially assists and steals. You want a game like the one he had against Kentucky: 21.25 fantasy points.
Nowell didn’t have a great game against Kansas the first time out and still scored 26 fantasy points. He only had four points in that game. But in his last three games he has knocked out at least 38 fantasy points and should have a much better game against Kansas this time around.
N’Guessan returned and after stepping off the bench for a few minutes against Texas Tech on Jan. 21, had a full game and Saturday start against Florida, scoring 14.25 fantasy points. He averages 16.5 fantasy points, but can get you 20-25 under the right circumstances.
Scoring System: Point: +1 Pts; Done 3pt Shot: +0.5 points; Rebound: +1.25 points; Assist: +1.5 points; To steal: +2 pts; To block: +2 pts; Turnover: -0.5 points; Double-double (Max 1 per player: points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals) +1.5 points; Triple-double: Max 1 per player (points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals): +3 points
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